CC is short for Copy Cat. 

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Meet CC!

CC, the first successful cloned cat,  was introduced to the world on Valentine's Day, February 14, 2002. She was born on December 22, 2001, and...

"She is as cute as a button," said a spokeswoman for Texas A&M, where the work was done with a grant from philanthropist John Sperling's Apollo Group Inc..

It took the researchers 188 tries to clone just one kitten. CC is two months old and "appears to be completely normal."

CC is the first successful product of a program that will allow  people to clone their beloved pets at Texas A&M University in College Station.

Left photo: the cat from which CC was cloned. 
Right photo: CC the cloned kitten with her surrogate mother. 

CC is not an exact copy of her mother, Rainbow. Her coat is different, because the pattern of colors on multicolored animals is determined by events in the womb rather than by genes - a reminder that clones may be genetic copies of their parent but are never quite identical.

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